Findings on happiness in Berlin & Kaunitz (2015): study SE 1991

Author(s)Berlin, M.; Kaunitz, N.
TitleBeyond Income: The Importance for Life Satisfaction of Having Access to a Cash Margin.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Vol. 16, 1557 - 1573
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-014-9575-7
Public18-75 aged general public, Sweden, followed 9 years1991, 2000
 Respondents who still live with their parents are excluded from the analysis.
Last assesment2000
Survey nameNot available
 Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU)
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 18-75 aged, selected from general population
Respondents N =6406
 balanced sample (consists 3203 individuals)
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 or by telephone
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have now been trough a lot of questions about your living conditions in differenrt areas. How do you yourself view your own conditions/ By and large how do you think that your situation is? 5 very good 4 rather good 3 neither good nor bad 2 rather bad 1 very bad
Author's labelSatisfaction with life circumstances SLC
Page in publication1559
RemarksData 1991 Data 2000 1 = 0,5; 2 = 1,4; 3 = 2,9; 4 = 50,9; 5 = 44,3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in12345

Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you usually feel tgat your daily life is a source of personal satisfaction? 3 yes 2 most often, yes 1 sometimes, no
Author's labelSatisfaction with daily life SDL
Page in publication1562
RemarksData 1991 Data 2000 1 = 5,7; 2 = 33,6; 3 =60,7. M = 2,55
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Has a cash marginP12ab03aAvailability of credit
Has a cash marginP12ab05Savings, also classified as above ↑
Has a cash marginI01acSufficiency of current income, also classified as above ↑
Source of cash marginP12ab03aAvailability of credit
Source of cash marginS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑